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National Iranian Oil Company Signs Contracts Worth $1.2B

Via The Financial Tribune, a report on contracts recently signed by the National Iranian Oil Company to develop eight fields: The National Iranian South Oil Company, the Iranian Offshore Oil Company and Iran Central Oil Fields Company — all subsidiaries of the National Iranian Oil Company – signed contracts with domestic oil and gas firms […]

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Iran Makes Oil Discovery Almost as Big as U.S. Reserves

Via The Wall Street Journal, a report on Iran’s discovery of an estimated 50 billion barrels of crude oil, a discovery almost as big as the U.S.’s proved reserves of 61.2 billion barrels: Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that a new giant oil field had been discovered in the country’s south. With an estimated […]

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New Major Gas Field Discovered in Southern Iran

Via Tasnim News, a report on the discovery of a new major gas field in southern Iran: The deputy head of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) announced that a massive gas field has been discovered south of the country. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday, Reza Dehqan said the huge gas field named […]

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National Oil Company of Iran: Leadership Shake Up

Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, a report on the decision to replace the National Iranian Oil Company’s managing director comes amid tension within government over how to handle return of foreign investment: Iran replaced the head of its state-oil company on Sunday amid tension within the government over how to handle the return of foreign […]

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Iran Discovers Two New Oil Fields

Via the Fars New Service, a report that the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) has discovered two new oil fields.  As the article notes: “We will release the detailed information of these two new oil fields by the end of the current (Iranian) year (ending March 20),” Mohaddes told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday. He […]

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India and Iran: Strategic Energy Initiatives

Courtesy of The Financial Express, a report on ONGC Videsh Ltd’s (OVL), the special-function arm of state-owned oil and gas producer ONGC, efforts in finding equity oil abroad especially in Iran. As the article  notes: “Iran is strategically important for us, as in a world worried over the progressive depletion of hydrocarbon reserves it is […]

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